John Sell Cotman

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John Sell Cotman

Trees and Cows at Ashtead Park, Surrey

Signed at lower left, J.S. Cotman; numbered and inscribed at lower right, 1131 / Ashted Park Surrey

Pencil on light brown paper
10 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches (260 x 215 mm)

Purchased on the E. J. Rousuck Fund

Item description: 

Although this rendering of the park at Ashtead most likely dates to 1818, Cotman first visited Dr. Monro at his country house at Fetcham during the summer of 1799. In his premiere exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1800, the artist included a number of Fetcham drawings.